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A new book just out by David Pierre casts fresh light on one of the scourges of modern legal practice.  This is the new curse of guilt by accusation.  Nothing is less likely to eradicate the heinous crimes of child sex abuse that the attacks by the mob on the innocent.

Tuesday, 15 September 2020 09:40

Ten Killer Covid Facts

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Politicians are said to love "killer facts".  And to want to "follow the science".  Sadly, those running our Covid policy responses seem not to want to do either.

Conspiracy theory has been invoked by Victorian Police commanders to tarnish the reputations of citizens who object to totalitarianism.  What is conspiracy theory?  It is worth unpacking in these weird times.  It turns out that many conspiracy theories are respectable.  Indeed, they explain much of the world.

Tuesday, 08 September 2020 08:26

Where is the Resistance to CovidMania?

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While a Nationals MP in New South Wales is willing to threaten future of the Coalition Government over koalas, where is the resistance in our political parties to the threats to our basic rights and freedoms visited upon us by the Covid lockdowns their own governments have implemented?

Friday, 04 September 2020 01:06

The Optics of an Aussie Police State

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Victoria's police are very concerned about "optics".  Like all corporate institutions these days.  Well, it hasn't been a good week for Australia's police state.

Monday, 31 August 2020 18:53

Memo to Victoria Police: Just Do Your Day Job

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Instead of insulting citizens who wish to protest their government's totalitarian lockdown, senior civil servants in Daniel Andrews' Victoria should just get on with doing their day jobs.

The British are surprised at the submissive reaction of Australians and New Zealanders to our governments' vicious lockdown measures in response to what is, for most, a mild Covid challenge.  This invites the question - are we in the Antipodes any more supine before the power of the Covid State than the Brits are?